Category Archives: Volunteer

“Be Prepared” – In The School

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Is today the day an earthquake will occur while you or your kids are at school? All of us need to “Be Prepared”, at home, at school, in the workplace, while shopping, in houses of worship, or just taking a … Continue reading

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Volunteers Are Always Ready

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The storms that occurred in Whatcom County from Thursday October 13th through Sunday October 16th came in as a lion and left as a playful cat – and that was a gift that we all enjoyed.  The official flag was … Continue reading

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Governor’s Letter to Whatcom IMT& SAR Members

To the 27 Whatcom Unified Incident Management Team Members, SAR volunteers, and City/County/ Tribal employees that volunteered to serve at the SR 530 Landslide, we would like to share the following letter. It came to WUEM& DEM/Bellingham OEM as the host … Continue reading

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Volunteer Firefighting

Did you know that in Washington state, only about 20% of all fire departments are staffed by career (i.e. paid) personnel? The rest are all volunteers – held to the same training standards as their paid colleagues, but usually serving … Continue reading

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